Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A multi-million dollar sewer project is unexpectedly on hold and that has a lot of Hamilton County and Metropolitan Sewer District officials scratching their heads.

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black did something no one was expecting on Dec. 5. He sent a letter to companies who'd bid to do work on the Lick Run Valley Conveyance System project, terminating negotiations. That came as a major surprise to Ulliman Schutte Construction, which had already been awarded the job and signed contracts with the Metropolitan Sewer District. 

Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council majority is supporting a plan to provide an additional $2 million to benefit the African-American community.  It would help with health, business development and job training.  

Council Member Wendell Young introduced the motion this week during a Budget and Finance Committee meeting.  

Young presented the following statistics: